Fork & Vine

Food, wine pairings accent New American experience

Just three days after restaurateurs Brendan Puthoff and Camden Stuerzenberger opened the doors to Fork & Vine on Nov. 5, the restaurant had more than 180 dinner reservations, they said.

Puthoff said he and Stuerzenberger created hype around the restaurant by participating in events, such as the Austin Food & Wine Festival in spring 2014. That led to Fork & Vine's Facebook page receiving more than 1,500 likes in anticipation of the new eatery's presence on Anderson Lane.

"I think this area was so hungry for a new dining option that when we opened our doors on the first day, we were full," Puthoff said. "The response [to the restaurant] has been tremendous."

Fork & Vine can seat 229 people and has 1,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor patio space. The beverage list includes more than 250 wines and more than 50 beers. Sommelier Chris Howell assists diners in pairing foods with the wines, which are offered at a discount during Fork & Vine's happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 3–6 p.m.

Stuerzenberger's menu reflects new American classic dishes with a playful twist, he said. Instead of a traditional beef Wellington, for example, Fork & Vine's rendition includes short ribs with spinach, potato puree, pate and mushrooms. Most menu items are gluten-free. Starting Jan. 4 the restaurant will offer Sunday brunch.

Fork & Vine, 3010 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. D, 512-489-7000,, Hours: Tue.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., closed Sun.–Mon.


 Redistricting is one of the items on the Texas Legislature's third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

Redistricting is one of the items on the third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18.

Photo of the Travis County sign
Travis County approves fiscal year 2021-22 tax rate

The newly approved rate, paired with higher home appraisal rates, will result in an increase in taxes for many homeowners.

Williamson County Court House
Williamson County approves nonprofit funding, and other notes from Commissioners Court

Commissioners approved public funding for local nonprofits, including funding for the Williamson Museum.

Photo of people attending ACL Fest
City of Austin approves ACL health and safety plan, holds off on final permit

Austin Public Health gave ACL the go-ahead to allow proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test, but asked organizers to require masking in some areas.

Hundreds of complaints were logged against the Austin Police Department last year related to protests against police brutality and systemic racism. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Police oversight office challenges APD handling of most 2020 protest complaints

Austin's Office of Police Oversight objected to several aspects of the police department's approach to classifying and investigating protest-related grievances.

Q2 Stadium at night
Mixed-use development Verde Square to bring hotel, office space to site next to Q2 Stadium

Verde Square, a mixed-use development, is expected to break ground on construction by the end of 2022.

Photo of ACL Fest
Zilker Park closes in preparation for Austin City Limits Music Festival

Zilker Park closes in preparation for Austin City Limits Music Festival

Austin city staff and officials are pursuing additional protections related to mold issues in rental housing. (Courtesy city of Austin)
City pursuing improvements to handling of Austin renters' mold complaints

New recommendations from a report launched in the wake of Winter Storm Uri detail adjustments Austin could make to its mold response.

Students at O. Henry Middle School in Austin head in for their first day of school Aug. 17. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD's COVID-19 rate lower than nearby districts after first month of school

Austin ISD recorded more cases in the first month of this school year than in all of the 2020-2021 school year. Still, Austin ISD saw a lower percentage of cases in students than surrounding school districts.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; fire kills 75 dogs in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees will meet to discuss and take action regarding resolutions to censure Place 2 and 7 Trustees Mary Bone and Danielle Weston on Sept. 22. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock ISD board to consider censuring of trustees, mask matrix on Sept. 22

Two Round Rock ISD trustees are up for possible censure, according to the meeting agenda for Sept 22.

Screen shot of Dr. Desmar Walkes speaking
Austin ICUs remain crowded with COVID-19 patients, delaying some critical care

Within the past week, there was a waiting list of patients to be transferred into Austin-area ICUs, Austin Public Health leaders said.